Last updated on: 3/3/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Dawn Roberts Biography

Title:
Director of the Florida Department of State Division of Elections
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Touchscreen voting systems are like no other type of voting technology used before. These systems are more complex and secure; yet, voters find them very easy to use. These systems have allowed Supervisors of Elections the opportunity to address many of the critical issues on Election Day such as overvoting, ballot review, and ease of use.”

“Touchscreen Voting Systems Issue Paper,” Florida Department of State position paper, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to electronic voting machine issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to electronic voting machine issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Florida Department of State Division of Elections, 2004-present
Education:
  • School unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are There Sufficient Procedures in Place to Guard against Physical Tampering with Electronic Voting Machines?